GLS | Liz Wiseman: The Multiplier Effect

Posted on August 8, 2013

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Multipliers use their intelligence (skills, talents, abilities) to multiply the capabilities of people around you.

What is the difference between “stress” and “pressure.”

The multiplier believes that people are smart and they’re going to figure it out.

DIMINISHERS

MULTIPLIERS

What did your diminisher do?

#diminishers

What did your multiplier do?

#multipliers

How much intelligence did he/she get out of you (0-100)

How much intelligence did he/she get out of you (0-100)

What did they believe to be true?

What did they believe to be true?

WCA survey:

Did not listen

Controlling

Didn’t delegate

Micromanaged

Selfish

43%

WCA survey:

Had vision

Listened

Communicated

Trusted

Empowered

91%

SEE:

People won’t figure it out without me

48%

SEE:

People are smart and will figure it out

 

DO:

Empire Builder

Tyrant

Know-It-All

Decision-Maker

Micromanager

 

DO:

Talent Magnet

Liberator

Challenger

Debate Maker

Investor

95%

We physiologically get stupid.

People who work for Diminishers describe work as: frustrating and exhausting

People who work for Multipliers describe work as: challenging and exhilarating

We all fall on the spectrum of the Accidental Diminisher…

Diminishers can come in the form of…

Idea Guy:

Always On:

Rescuer:

Pacesetter: “If I set the standard, others will follow.” We don’t create followers when we set the pace, we tend to create spectators.

Rapid Responder: “My fast decisions will keep us moving.”

Optimist:” With the right attitude, we can do this!”

You can have a diminishing impact, completely unaware, and you might even be the last person to know.

We don’t tend to drift into better behavior.

What if I shifted to questions, asking, and let others discover the answers, and trust that they know the answers or can find them.